The Moscow Times reports:
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked a rainbow LGBT pride flag hung from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, suggesting it reflected on the orientation of the diplomats. During a televised video conference, a lawmaker told Putin that the U.S. Embassy had hung a rainbow flag on its facade for the first time to celebrate Pride month in June.
“Who works in this building?” Putin asked the speaker, Senator Alexei Pushkov, to be told “Americans.” “Let them celebrate. They’ve shown a certain something about the people who work there,” he added with a smile.
Putin on Friday signed amendments to the Constitution backed by a national vote that include a clause on marriage being between a man and a woman, aimed at preventing legalization of gay unions.